Alphonse MUCHA

Czechoslovakia 1860 – 1939

24 July,1860 – 14 July, 1939



Chocolat ideal [Ideal chocolate] c.1897 Materials & Technique: prints, posters, colour lithographic poster colour commercial lithograph Support: thin wove paper laid on canvas backing

Primary Insc: Signed on the stone to print in image l.r., 'Mucha' on the stone to print in image l.l., 'Imp. F. Champenois' on the stone to print in image l.r., '66, Bd St Michel, Paris.' advertisement on matrix within image across top: 'Chocolat Ideal' advertisement on matrix outside image across bottom: 'Compagnie francaise
Tertiary Insc: des chocolats et des thes' official French government poster stamp in black in image u.r. dealer's stock number pencil l.r.c., 'PPDBXX'
Dimensions: comp 82.0 h x 54.8 w cm 86.4 h x 57.7 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Bridges A28; Renwert/Weill 32
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.1722